Commercial air transport is a global multimillion dollar industry that underpins the world economy and facilitates the movement of over 3 billion passengers and 50 million tonnes of air freight worldwide each year. With a clearly structured topic-based approach, this textbook presents readers with the key issues in air transport management, including: aviation law and regulation, economics, finance, airport and airline management, environmental considerations, human resource management and marketing. The book comprises carefully selected contributions from leading aviation scholars and industry professionals worldwide. To help students in their studies the book includes case studies, examples, learning objectives, keyword definitions and 'stop and think' boxes to prompt reflection and to aid understanding. Air Transport Management provides in-depth instruction for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying aviation and business management-related degrees. It also offers support to industry practitioners seeking to expand their knowledge base.
Patterns surround us, but most people fail to make the key connections. They don't recognize entrepreneurial ideas, gaps in service, or areas where it's worth diverging from the mainstream. After studying 250,000 innovations, advising more than 300 brands, and interviewing over a thousand consumer insight directors and CEOs, Jeremy Gutsche, aided by his Trend Hunter team, is here to show readers how to find business ideas that will be powered by one, two, or sometimes dozens of trends. In particular, he'll be revealing the six patterns of opportunity that drive success - Convergence, Divergence, Cyclicality, Redirection, Reduction, and Acceleration - and featuring hundreds of real-life "idea bonanzas" that have rich takeaway for anyone seeking to thrive as an entrepreneur, innovator, or investor.
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A Radical New Model for Unleashing Your Company’s Potential In most organizations nearly everyone is doing a second job no one is paying them for--namely, covering their weaknesses, trying to look their best, and managing other people’s impressions of them. There may be no greater waste of a company’s resources. The ultimate cost: neither the organization nor its people are able to realize their full potential. What if a company did everything in its power to create a culture in whicheveryone--not just select "high potentials”--could overcome their own internal barriers to change and use errors and vulnerabilities as prime opportunities for personal and company growth? Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey (and their collaborators) have found and studied such companies--Deliberately Developmental Organizations. A DDO is organized around the simple but radical conviction that organizations will best prosper when they are more deeply aligned with people’s strongest motive, which is togrow. This means going beyond consigning "people development” to high-potential programs, executive coaching, or once-a-year off-sites. It means fashioning an organizational culture in which support of people’s development is woven into the daily fabric of working life and the company’s regular operations, daily routines, and conversations. An Everyone Culture dives deep into the worlds of three leading companies that embody this breakthrough approach. It reveals the design principles, concrete practices, and underlying science at the heart of DDOs--from their disciplined approach to giving feedback, to how they use meetings, to the distinctive way that managers and leaders define their roles. The authors then show readers how to build this developmental culture in their own organizations. This book demonstrates a whole new way of being at work. It suggests that the culture you create is your strategy--and that the key to success is developing everyone. Descriptive content provided by Syndetics™, a Bowker service.
This brief explores the concept of moral leadership in organizations. Specifically, it examines ways in which companies can strengthen their reputation in the market and increase performance by taking leading positions in the realm of business ethics. It presents research from top scholars of Eastern Europe contemplating the future of our global information and knowledge society. How will the economic power nexuses of the world shift in the foreseeable future? Are we becoming so interconnected and at the same time divided that social capital (together with business integrity and customer feedback) may matter more than money and resources? How will education and creativity bridge the shrinking gap between producers and consumers? Such questions and many more are tackled by this brief. In the current global economy, we have never before been more tightly-knit and never before has it been easier to distribute goods as well as ideologies. However, in the global marketplace we are only as good as our word, or our reputation, proves to be. Integrity studies by Transparency International show a correlation between corruption and national threat and lists corruption among the most harmful factors to impact local and regional economies. Therefore, successful businesses cannot afford to simply remain materially successful; they have to consider their community impact and become moral leaders before they can be world leaders in their respective field. Featuring innovative tools, recommendations, case studies and checklists, this brief will be of interest to students, academics, scholars, practitioners and policymakers alike in the fields of leadership, corporate governance, business ethics and corporate social responsibility. Descriptive content provided by Syndetics™, a Bowker service.
Axiom Business Book Award Silver Medal Winner DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES. THE GIG ECONOMY. BREADWINNER MOMS. DATA-DRIVEN RECRUITING. PERSONALIZED LEARNING. In a business landscape rocked by constant change and turmoil, companies like Airbnb, Cisco, GE Digital, Google, IBM, and Microsoft are reinventing the future of work. What is it that makes these companies so different? They're strategic, they're agile, and they're customer-focused. But, most important, they're game changers. And their workplace practices reflect this. The Future Workplace Experience presents an actionable framework for meeting today's toughest business disruptions head-on. It guides you step-by-step through the process of recruiting top employees and building an engaged culture--one that will drive your company to long-term success. Two of today's leading voices on the future of work, provide 10 rules for rethinking, reimagining, and reinventing your organization, including: * MAKE THE WORKPLACE AN EXPERIENCE * BE AN AGILE LEADER * CONSIDER TECHNOLOGY AN ENABLER AND DISTRUPTOR * EMBRACE ON-DEMAND LEARNING * TAP THE POWER OF MULTIPLE GENERATIONS * PLAN FOR MORE GIG ECONOMY WORKERS Everything we took for granted in the past-- from what we expect from our jobs to whom we work with and how--is changing before our eyes. The strongest organizations today are "learning machines." New challenges require new solutions--and these organizations are finding them. If you want to compete in the years to come, you have to meet the future now. The Future Workplace Experience is your playbook for taking your organization to the top of your industry.